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    Sam was named after his father Samuel, who was also a major in the military. Sam was only 14 when he and his family made the trip from Virginia to Tennessee, a journey of about 524 miles on foot. During 1806 Sam had decided to run away from home and lived with the Cherokee. At that time Sam was only 16 years old. While Sam was living with the Cherokee,…

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    Cherokee nation, and he exercised these ideas in such a way to further himself as a leader in the political world and to gain respect among his peers. At the age of sixteen, Houston ran away from home and lived with a Cherokee tribe led by Chief Oo-loo-te-ka that was located fifty miles southwest of Maryville, Tennessee. While living with the Cherokees, Houston gained a unique understanding and respect for the Native American culture that most other white leaders did not fully appreciate.…

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    East Tennessee is very interesting to many people, many northerners often come and visit a lot because it’s very calm and very slow. But most of all they come for all of its historical landmarks in the region of upper East Tennessee and to learn about the historical figures that made this region of the country a place visitors would enjoy. Also, East Tennessee is known for its country music and bluegrass. This quote perfectly describes east Tennessee, “Take any path in East Tennessee. You’ll end…

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    William Blount Biography

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    William Blount was born on March 26, 1749, at “Rosefield,” Bertie, NC. He died on March 21, 1800 at Knoxville, Tennessee. His parents were Jacob Blount Sr. and Barbara Gray Blount, he had two sibling’s name, Willie Blount and Thomas Blount. He also worked in the family business and later on he joined in on the American Revolution as the paymaster of the third regiment. “After winning are independent William got married to Mary Grainier and the had six childrens and out of those six children…

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    Cherokee Trail Of Tears

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    Christianity. In 1791 a series of treaties between the United States and the Cherokees, the treaties gave recognition to the Cherokees as a nation with their own laws and customs. The tribes were living as autonomous nations that would be later be known as the American Reep South. The tribes traveled by water as by land.There were three groups Cherokees, the first group of Cherokees left on June 6 by steamboat,barge from Ross’s landing on the Tennessee River, which is present day…

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    Andrew Jackson deserves a place on our money for several reasons. He was in the Continental Army as a courier (runner) when he was a young boy (13). He was abused by a British officer while held prisoner in South Carolina in 1781. He suffered from smallpox while held as a prisoner of war. Both his brothers and mother died during this time leaving him an orphan at age 14. Later as Jackson grew to be a man, he taught school and practiced law. He was the first congressman elected from the new…

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    mother and two siblings (Cumming 67) died between 1780-1781 when Great Britain invaded South Carolina and he was taken captive. Jackson earned admission to North Carolina bar in 1787 and studied law. He then moved west of the Appalachians, which later became Tennessee, where he worked as a prosecuting Attorney. He established his own private law firm during which he married Rachel Robards and had no child. He participated in the Tennessee state constitution drafting was later elected Tennessee…

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    Dorothy Lavinia Brown Dorothy Lavinia Brown was a woman with many names. She was an educator towards the youth, a legislator in the Tennessee House of Representatives, a community leader, and an inspiration towards children and adults in all situations. I personally picked Brown because of her accomplishments towards her dream career. (http://www.blackpast.org/aah/brown-dorothy-lavinia-1919-2004) Brown was born on January 7, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a couple of weeks after her…

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    The Battle Of Shiloh

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    Battle of Shiloh On a nice day, alongside the bank of the Tennessee River at Pittsburg Landing, Ulysses S. Grants soldiers were relaxing. They were enjoying their selves, and at the point where they did not have a care since it was a hot day. They walked around barefooted, their buttons unbutton, sleeves rolled up, wrote a Illinois volunteer (Sword). What was about to happen on April 6, 1862, in Shiloh, Tennessee would be a surprise to Ulysses S. Grants soldiers. The commander for the Union was…

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    In 1853 Andrew Johnson becomes governor of Tennessee and just three short years later earned a seat as a U.S. senator in 1857. At the beginning of Andrew’s new journey, he introduces the Homestead Bill to the U.S. senate in 1857. On November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln becomes the sixteenth president of the United Sates. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Andrew decides to remain loyal to the Union and keeps his seat as a U.S. senate. It was not until 1862 when Andrew is appointed military…

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